Restaurant Review: Berth

Location: 45 New Quay Promenade, Docklands
Phone: (03) 9670 0199
Cuisine: Modern Australian
Overall Impression: 6.5/10
Entrée: Kalamata olives – served warm with chorizo sausage and turkish bread $12
This was simple and well executed.

Entrée: Soup of the day – with toasted bread $9
I wasn’t feeling particularly well and had been craving soup all day, so I opted for the soup of the day. Having had countless disappointing experiences, I was pleased to see that my luck had finally changed. The soup of the day was a pumpkin and cumin soup served with beautiful sourdough bread. The soup was thick, hearty and smacked full of flavour. It had very middle eastern/Indian flavours to it.
Main: Roasted half duck – with sautéed spinach, crispy polenta and a balsamic glaze $29
The duck was slightly overcooked but still quite moist. Flavours-wise, it was well seasoned and enjoyable to eat.

Main: Grilled kangaroo fillet – on kipfler potatoes finished with rocket and a red wine glaze $26
The kangaroo was perfectly cooked. It was deliciously charred on the outside and pink on the inside.  The beetroot brought an element of sweetness to the dish that balanced the red wine glaze. As a whole, it was a very good main and I look forward to ordering this again during my next visit.

As you can see, the wine glasses used are most unimpressive.
Dessert: Cookies ‘n’ cream – vanilla bean ice cream topped with crumbled pieces of choc chip cookies, homemade honeycomb & hot chocolate sauce $12
Dessert: Lemon tart – with freshly whipped cream and citrus sauce $12
Both the desserts were very pedestrian. But like the rest of the meal, it was also enjoyable.

Berth serves up decent, honest food. The food is simple and meets expectations. We both had a very enjoyable casual dining experience. The location is lovely. We were seated right next to the window. Peering out, it really felt like we were on a ship sailing away. It is a great place for a date that will certainly not break the bank. For all the food we had, the bill came up to $100 exactly (sans wine).
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